Waushara County Courthouse, Waushara County Sheriff's Residence and Jail

Also known as: 1030741846, 1020751833, 0502783014, 1031771749, 0902712, 02047721
209 St. Marie St., Wautoma, Wisconsin

Photos 

Overview Looking Southeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2013

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Description 

The county's 1888 courthouse burned to the ground on April 30, 1928, the only thing saved was a brick safe. The county board approved $100,000 fir a new courthouse, which came in at $132,000. (Cost overruns, in 1928? Some things never change!)

With a new addition that includes a jail, the old sheriff's residence and jail now serves as a museum.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 9, 1982
Reference number
82000729
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Other architectural type; Neo-Classical
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Courthouse; Correctional facility; Single dwelling
Current functions
Museum; Courthouse
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1908; 1928; 1929
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos

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